why sonic CD is the best
so i just realized one major reason i think sonic CD is the pinnacle of what “sonic” is: it’s the last game where sonic is a loner, without anyone who relies on him, basically doing whatever the hell he wants whenever the hell he wants.
Sonic 2 comes in and Tails is basically weighing him down some, having to mentor someone, Sonic 3 comes in and now he has to save Knuckles after he fucks up repeatedly ALONG with still mentoring Tails, and then every game after that just doubled and tripled the cast, even though Sonic was still the main star of each game, his image is now that of “the guy everyone relies on” instead of “guy who fucks shit up and doesn’t have any attachments to anyone or anything”.
and i think that switch in personality and image is what has killed the sonic series for me progressively after sonic cd, basically that’s a large part of it at least.
I mean, even look at sonic cd’s images: it’s him vs metal sonic, sonic vs. a rival, the end, nothing else, just that.